Zimmerman behind bars, seeking bond
POSTED: Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 1:30pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 1:53pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — After more than a month of speculation about where he might be, this morning George Zimmerman is behind bars in the Seminole County Jail.
44 days after the neighborhood watch volunteer shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Special Prosecutor Angela Corey has ended her investigation and is now preparing for a trial.
It's a decision Martin's family and thousands of supporters had been demanding since his death.
"We just wanted him brought to justice and some type of accountability for the murder of our son," Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon's mother, said.
After the announcement Zimmerman was moved from Jacksonville to the jail in Sanford.
His defense will likely enter it's first plea in the case during an initial hearing later today.
Defense attorney Mark O'Mara says he will be seeking a bond that will allow George Zimmerman to be released as the proceedings progress.